What Smells Do Mosquitoes In North Reading Hate?


People are always looking for cheap alternatives to professional yard treatments, especially when it comes to parasites like mosquitoes. The fact of the matter is that, while some aromas and essential oils can protect you from pests for a limited time, the only way to truly keep mosquitoes off your property is with overall pest control. Learn how we can help you identify real solutions from phony products.

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Mosquitoes: Common, Obnoxious, Dangerous

As pests that feed on our blood, mosquitoes highlight just how disgusting certain pest populations can be. Not only are they buzzing nuisances, but mosquitoes are also considered some of the most dangerous pests in the world. They can carry and spread diseases like malaria, ebola, and Zika virus and they breed in truly massive numbers, meaning unchecked populations of mosquitoes can be a real health hazard, not a mere annoyance. That’s why every property owner should learn how to reduce mosquito activity around their yard and avoid these potentially dangerous bites. 

Do Smells Repel Bugs?

Yes and no. Certain smells can have an adverse effect on certain bugs, but as an overall pest control strategy, aromas and oils aren’t all that effective. Mostly, people use topical sprays or treatments for their clothing, which can temporarily repel biting pests or make them less likely to bite. While this can be helpful for those times when you know you’ll be outdoors for a long period of time, it’s not likely that you’ll want to treat your clothes and body every time you want to go out in your yard. And the products that work to repel one type of bug, even one species of a certain pest, may not work against others. You also aren’t likely to stumble across an essential oil that will work for overall pest control around your yard. Chances are, most products will have no effect or quickly be diluted by the elements, both resulting in a waste of time and money.

Frequently Used Essential Oils

Because people want to stay safe outdoors and find cheaper pest control methods for their yards, more and more people are looking into essential oils as a way to repel pests. Again, it’s important to understand that many of these products offer temporary protection and not overall control, but, in the interest of helping you with your research into essential oils, here’s a breakdown of some of the most commonly used scents.

  • Lemongrass: This plant, known for its citrusy aroma, is often mixed with water or oil to create a spray that can temporarily ward off some types of bugs, including mosquitoes.
  • Eucalyptus: A plant or extract that’s usually added to lemongrass or some other natural solvent, eucalyptus is another thing that smells good to us but bad to mosquitoes.
  • Citrus oils: The latest craze is using orange oil or lemon peel extracts, which contain strong citrus smells that overwhelm insects.

Proven Prevention & Elimination From Experts

Even effective smells and essential oils don’t offer guarantees and they will certainly not work to completely keep mosquitoes out of your yard. For that, you need proven solutions and expert guidance. At Master Mosquito Control, we make sure that mosquito populations are eliminated, not just held at bay. It starts with a thorough inspection of your property, where we look for pests or things that might make your yard attractive to them. We’ll not only help you address the direct problems we spot, but we’ll also help you prevent future pest invasions. Even if you don’t already notice a mosquito population growing around your yard, it’s never a bad idea to make sure problems aren’t growing without your knowledge. Get started on overall mosquito protection by contacting Master Mosquito Control today.

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